Selinsgrove businessman accused of fraud

SELINSGROVE – A Selinsgrove businessman is accused of charging more than $40,000 on several credit cards using another employee’s identification. Nathan Fisher is the owner of Vivace Music Center at 28 N. Market Street…Selinsgrove Borough Police say he was arrested Tuesday. He was arraigned before District Judge John Reed on charges he made just under $40,500 in fraudulent charges after obtaining a part-time employee’s credit cards.

The part-time employee is Lewis Land, who reported the incident to police in January. Land told police while working at the music store, he received a letter from Chase Bank notifying him a new card was issued in his name. He also said he later received work-related credit card mailings at his home, according to court records. After calling three credit card companies, Land discovered they were opened using his Social Security Number. He then discovered a fourth credit card was opened using his personal information without his permission. He immediately closed all four accounts.

Land also turned over text messages to police. One included Fisher telling Land he needs to put his Social Security Number on a document, allowing him to use the business credit card to make business-related purchases.

The 26-year-old Fisher is charged with four counts each of identity theft, forgery and deceptive or fraudulent business practices. Fisher has prior convictions dating back to 2012. (Matt Catrillo)

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